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SubjectRe: [PATCH] documentation for basic guide to profiling
Martin J. Bligh wrote:
>>--start implies starting the daemon if it isn't started
>>already.
>
> I think John suggested to do those seperately, to minimise overhead
> or something.

On a heavily loaded system, --start can take quite a while if the daemon
isn't already running. Before starting my machine-killing benchmark
(which I want to profile), I use --start-daemon which gets most of the
work out of the way. The subsequent --start, which occurs while the
benchmark is already steaming along, will happen quickly and with much
less impact to the benchmark results.

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Dave Hansen
haveblue@us.ibm.com

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